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Henry Robert Steel
  
Number of games in database: 66
Years covered: 2001 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2420 (2400 rapid, 2442 blitz)

Overall record: +27 -21 =18 (54.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B92 B90 B48 B27 B30
 French Defense (5) 
    C18 C12 C17 C11
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B90 B92
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B46 B47 B42 B72 B52
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B46 B47 B49
 King's Indian (9) 
    E94 E67 E71 E92 E61
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kamsky vs H R Steel, 2014 0-1
   H R Steel vs A Pettersson, 2008 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Olympiad (2008)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   P Constantinou vs H R Steel (Aug-12-14) 1-0
   H R Steel vs C C Rios (Aug-11-14) 1-0
   H R Steel vs Moulaye Brahim Hemam (Aug-10-14) 1-0
   M Tissir vs H R Steel (Aug-09-14) 1/2-1/2
   Kamsky vs H R Steel (Aug-05-14) 0-1

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HENRY ROBERT STEEL
(born Jul-10-1989, 29 years old) South Africa

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International Master (2014).

Won the 2007 South African Championship. His third place in the African Continental Championships 2011 with 6.5/9 earned him an IM norm and qualified him for participation in the World Cup (2011). He bowed out in the first round to Ukraine's super-GM Vassily Ivanchuk. He played on board 3 for South Africa in the Chess Olympiad (2012) held in Istanbul, scoring a double IM norm.

Wikipedia article: Henry Robert Steel


 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Samsonkin vs H R Steel  1-0352001WYB12B83 Sicilian
2. P Michalik vs H R Steel  0-1482005Wch U16B49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. A Adly vs H R Steel  1-0332007African Individual ChampionshipD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
4. H R Steel vs C Perez Romero  1-03020075th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB01 Scandinavian
5. Ulf Andersson vs H R Steel 1-04420075th Gibraltar Chess FestivalA33 English, Symmetrical
6. H R Steel vs M Al Sayed  0-14820075th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB30 Sicilian
7. I Stokes vs H R Steel  0-13120075th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. H R Steel vs J Sarkar  0-13920075th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
9. J Urbina Perez vs H R Steel  0-16320075th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. H R Steel vs J Gunnarsson  ½-½8220075th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB56 Sicilian
11. S Vijayalakshmi vs H R Steel  1-06620075th Gibraltar Chess FestivalE60 King's Indian Defense
12. H R Steel vs D Dimitrijevic  1-04220075th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
13. H R Steel vs A Gara  ½-½402008FSIMA FebruaryB27 Sicilian
14. D Harika vs H R Steel  1-0402008Gibraltar Chess FestivalD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
15. H R Steel vs A Pettersson  ½-½1162008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB27 Sicilian
16. N Getz vs H R Steel  ½-½392008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. H R Steel vs J Hickman  1-0312008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB08 Pirc, Classical
18. F Lindsoe vs H R Steel  0-1242008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB44 Sicilian
19. H R Steel vs T Rendle  ½-½272008Gibraltar Chess FestivalC18 French, Winawer
20. O Foisor vs H R Steel  1-0652008Gibraltar Chess FestivalA10 English
21. H R Steel vs A Dasaolu  1-0282008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB42 Sicilian, Kan
22. H R Steel vs J M Bellon Lopez  0-1372008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. A Bryn vs H R Steel 0-1192008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. M Porat vs H R Steel  ½-½412008FSIMA FebruaryE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
25. H R Steel vs E Kahn  ½-½262008FSIMA FebruaryB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-29-08  FICSwoodpusher: Henry Steel is the winner of last years SA closed. This is the top tournament in South Africa. I don't know his exact age but I think he is still a scholar (secondary school).
Aug-30-16
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  perfidious: Has this player ever met an opponent worthy of his Steel?
Aug-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: He makes Steely choices.
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